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Childhood in Modern Europe / Colin Heywood, University of Nottingham.

Author/Creator:
Heywood, Colin, author.
Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 286 pages: illustrations; 24 cm.
Series:
New approaches to European history.
New approaches to european history ; 56
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Subjects:
Children -- Europe -- History.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"This invaluable introduction to the history of childhood in both western and eastern Europe between c.1700 and 2000 seeks to give a voice to children as well as adults wherever possible. The work is divided into three parts, covering in turn childhood in rural village societies during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; in the towns during the Industrial Revolution period (c.1750-1870); and in society generally during the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Each part has a succinct introduction to a number of key topics, such as conceptions of childhood; infant and child mortality; the material conditions of children; their cultural life; the welfare facilities available to them from charities and the state; and the balance of work and schooling. Combining a chronological with a thematic approach, this book will be of particular interest to students and academics in a number of disciplines, including History, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Literature and Education"-- Provided by publisher.
"This invaluable introduction to the history of childhood in both western and eastern Europe between c.1700 and 2000 seeks to give a voice to children as well as adults wherever possible. The work is divided into three parts, covering in turn childhood in rural village societies during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; in the towns during the Industrial Revolution period (c.1750- 1870); and in society generally during the latenineteenth and twentieth centuries. Each part has a succinct introduction to a number of key topics, such as conceptions of childhood; infant and child mortality; the material conditions of children; their cultural life; the welfare facilities available to them from charities and the state; and the balance of work and schooling. Combining a chronological with a thematic approach, this book will be of particular interest to students and academics in a number of disciplines, including History, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Literature and Education"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Part 1. Childhood in the villages, eighteen and nineteenth centuries
Conceptions of childhood in rural society
Growing up in the villages
Work, education and religion for children in the countryside
Part II. Childhood in the towns, c.1700-c.1870
Enlightenment and Romanticism
Middle- and upper-class childhoods in the towns, c.1700-1870
The 'lower depths': working-class children in the early industrial town
Work versus school during the Industrial Revolution
Part III. Childhood in an industrial and urban society, c.1870-c.2000
The scientific approach to childhood
Growing up during the twentieth century, Part 1: in the family and on the margins of society
Growing up during the twentieth century, Part 2: light and shade in an affluent society
Work and school in an urban-industrial society.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9780521866231
0521866235
9780521685252
0521685257
9781316999257 (PDF ebook)
OCLC:
1033583466